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Labor and Employment

How to Identify and Curb Employee Abuse of Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave and Still Comply With the FFRCA

Employers have spent much of 2020 figuring out how to administer and comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and its two leave provisions: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (“EPSL”) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (“EFML”). In the midst of all of these changes, employers likely…

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What’s on Biden’s Wish List for Employment Reform?

Joe Biden campaigned on worker-friendly reforms, many of which require legislative action and Senate cooperation. But even if the Georgia runoffs leave Republicans in control of the Senate, the Biden Administration can unilaterally and dramatically impact employment policy through executive…

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Rock, Meet Hard Place: Reflections from 2020 on Compliance Risks Surrounding Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

“Daddy changed the world!” – Gianna Floyd, daughter of George Floyd

This year has been a study in contrasts in so many aspects of life, including with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) initiatives within the workplace. By any measure, the community conversation surrounding racial…

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CDC Makes Key Changes to COVID-19 Recommendations Impacting When Quarantine is Needed and the Length of Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) made two key changes to its recommendations concerning COVID-19 on October 21, 2020 and December 2, 2020. These changes impact when an individual is required to quarantine after coming into “close contact” with someone who had COVID-19 and…

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